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Bain & Company Overview

Boston, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Consulting
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading consulting firms with offices in 56 global cities. We work with top executives - across all industries and geographies - to analyze, create and deliver sustainable solutions that help shape the world ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#2), 2017 (#1), 2016 (#2), 2015 (#2), 2014 (#1), 2013 (#4), 2012 (#1), 2011 (#3), 2010 (#4), 2009 (#2)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#7), 2016 (#1)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#12)

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Bain & Company – Why Work For Us?


At Bain, we help the world's top leaders solve their toughest challenges. Our work fuels the growth of many industries and positively impacts countless lives. 

So we select only the most exceptional colleagues with an ambition to make an impact. The learning curve is steep, but exhilarating. Every assignment presents a new chance to develop creative solutions to real-world problems - and to gain invaluable, versatile skills.

Together, we achieve great things and, when you join Bain, you'll know exactly what we stand for. Because our unwavering focus - our True North - is client results. On every project, we align our goals with those of our clients. We expect every team member to fully contribute ideas and insights so that we discover the best possible opportunities for our clients. As colleagues, we support, challenge and inspire one another every day; that camaraderie, combined with training, mentoring, abundant international opportunities and flexible work options, leads us to accomplish more than we thought possible.

Rest assured, you'll make an impact from day one - within your team, your clients, your personal development and the creative solutions you'll bring. The support you'll receive via our unique home staffing model will be second to none.

And a career at Bain will set you on an unparalleled path for future career success - whether at Bain or within the ranks of our impressive global alumni network.

Learn more at our careers site. Please beware of phishing - only apply to jobs via Bain's website. Bain never requests personal financial information in connection with an application.

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    Pros

    - People at Bain are top notch
    - Interesting work
    - Culture is great, without being too overwhelming / in your face
    - Seems to be a real focus on diversity, although more progress is needed
    - You can make it what you want
    - Exit opportunities are exceptional

    Cons

    - As with all project-based work, projects are variable - can get stuck with a bad workstream or project for a couple of months
    - Can get 'stuck' at a certain development level if supervisor isn't focused on your success
    - Pay feels low at times given the number of hours worked

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    The interview was friendly and consisted of some personal (leadership, experience, etc.) questions and cases. The cases were interesting and novel, and the interviewers seemed to really want to get to know me. They were also open about their experiences at the firm.

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Bain & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work #1, Glassdoor, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • #1 Best Consulting Firms to Work For, Vault, 2017
  • Best Consulting Internships #1, Vault, 2017
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